Attorney-Client Fee Disputes

  • How to Prevent Attorney-Client Fee Disputes clients

    Try to avoid fee disputes with your clients through frequent communication; the use of detailed time entries on bills; advance deposits of fees; prompt and regular billing; management of accounts receivable; and the collection of advance deposits towards fees.  Fee collection matters often provoke legal malpractice claims, so the best practice tip is to avoid …more

  • BASF’s Fee Dispute Program meeting

    BASF’s Fee Dispute Program began when the Mandatory Fee Arbitration Act was enacted in 1978. This program provides a means for attorneys and clients to resolve a fee dispute and avoid the time and expense of taking a dispute to court. At issue is the amount of fees and/or costs the client must pay, or …more